Seaford: Sergeant Veale moves to pastures new

Chris Veale has moved to Battle as part of the police restructure

Chris Veale has moved to Battle as part of the police restructure

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SEAFORD’S dedicated police sergeant is moving on after more than two years in the post.

Chris Veale has moved to Battle as part of the police restructure across East Sussex.

This week the 32-year-old moved to Battle as he took on the role of acting inspector in Rother and Hastings.

Acting Inspector Veale has worked in the Lewes district since his transfer from Surrey at the end of 2007.

During that time he moved away from his original detective role and became a supervisor in Response Policing and then as his current role in Neighbourhoods.

He was posted to Seaford at the beginning of 2008.

He said, “The last five years of my career have been the best in my service to date and I leave feeling empowered and focused in knowing that public service delivery and partnership work are key to our role and one of the most challenging but equally rewarding areas of police business.

“I truly believe that Lewes is a fantastic district, organised by some great leaders, and more importantly led by great staff on the ground.

“So it is fair to say I am leaving with a heavy heart, leaving a team I have loved being part of is no easy decision.

“I would like to thank all the good residents, visitors, councillors, volunteers, partners and other community minded people at Seaford whom have all supported me in what has been a terrific two and a half years.

“I do not know what the future holds and I could well return to Seaford in my existing role or indeed remain as an Inspector.

“This will be dependent on both future organisational structure and need.”